Accor has gone beyond offering accommodation experiences around the globe to putting together the “Accor All Stars” and delivering their first song production, with the one-world-hit-wonder “Will we travel once again?”  

The song, with words written by Cynthia Dammerer, and supported by Accor’s  teams and staff across the network, is sung by Accor’s own Veronique Nel, and charts the fears and feelings of all the wonderful Accor staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The song laments the catastrophic global spread of the disease and the doom of severe lockdowns lasting months, with an inability to see loved ones, work or travel. It then highlights the more positive side of the impact, on the environment being given breathing space, reconnecting with family, and when Work From Home would never have been dreamed of prior to the pandemic.

The themes of human resilience and strength, and a new global caring attitude in humanity, and – most of all – how we could only beat it as a team, are all featured in the song.   

To enjoy the exclusive song launch concert in peace and comfort, Accor invites you to sit back, put your feet up, turn up the volume or pop on your headphones, pour yourself a drink if you like, and enjoy the amazing talents of Accor’s staff from across Asia Pacific.

Listen to the song and check out the talent of our Heartists below

For your enhanced listening pleasure or to sing along to the tune – the lyrics are here:


Someone told me long ago

There’s a calm before the storm

We know…

It was in China for some time

We were carefree and blasé

We’d go to bars and hip cafes


Now we’ve got it coming!

I wanna know

Have you ever seen the pain

Who do we trust

If we’ve never seen the pain?

Well just you wait

And soon you’ll see… 

They said it’s just an Asian flu

Nothing much the world could do

Wash your hands…

N’ sanitise and wear your masks

So we did, and we survived   

And now the world is on its side 

But in…

A giant fiscal down slide

I wanna know 

Have you ever seen this pain 

I wanna know 

China, Italy then Spain

Loved ones gone…all dead in vain

Drink Dettol, seek bright lights 

WHO to believe for true insight (see what we did there….WHO)

Fake news!

Shut it down and stay at home!

Politicians blamed the crowds                                                                                  

Cruise liners were not allowed

Our jobs, they were gone like water…

We all wanna know

Will we ever fly again?

We all wanna know?

Can we hug and kiss again?

N’ feeling free

With no disdain

But now we find our planet’s blue

Oceans found time, to re-new

We knew,

We’d mistreated nature too

The world is new for me and you

But we are strong, our human zoo

I know

Surviving all this madness

We wanna know, 

Who you’ll hug and kiss again?

We all wanna know

Can we just go vaccinate

Or do we wait?

And fight it through   

Yeah yeahhh

I wanna know

Fight or swallow all our pain

I wanna know

Will you walk with me again                                                                                                 

N’ feeling safe… and so care free

Kate Webster

Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.